Eight Waived by NFL

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The National Football League laid off eight employees Thursday -- including
veteran cable executive Tola Murphy-Baran -- as part of the elimination of "NFL
Sunday Ticket."

The move comes three months after the league renewed its exclusive NFL Sunday
Ticket out-of-market deal with DirecTV Inc. through 2005.

As part of that renewal, DirecTV assumed promotional, marketing and
administrative duties for the package that was formerly under the league's